On the topic of Firmino and his current run of form heading into this match against Scott Parker’s side this weekend, Gorst had this to say on the matter. (29.27)
He said: “I think Firmino’s probably right for a dropping if I’m being honest,
“I think he’s been well below his standard for far too long now if I’m honest, but I think if he’s going to persist with Firmino, then why not throw [Diogo] Jota in there as well and really go for it and hopefully, something might just change, he might just get a few spaces to be able to work the magic in a little bit more.”
Since then, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £64.8 million, has made a total of 281 appearances for the Reds, prior to the Fulham game, in which he has managed to score 84 goals and provide 67 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Paul Gorst’s comments on Firmino…
Given how Jota managed to score five goals in his first nine Premier League games earlier in the season before he got injured, and the fact that Firmino has only managed to score one goal in his previous 13 league games, this shows why Gorst thinks the Brazilian should be dropped from the team and potentially replaced by Jota.
Do you think Firmino should be dropped for the Fulham game?
In our view, Firmino’s lack of goal contributions in recent weeks should be a cause for concern for Klopp who should now be considering dropping the Brazilian for a period.